from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British A badger.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a male badger.
  • n. A brocket.
  • v. to taunt

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A badger.
  • n. A brocket.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To break, crumble, or cut into bits or shreds.
  • To cry out; murmur; complain: a word of somewhat uncertain meaning, found only in the two passages quoted.
  • n. A badger.
  • n. [Sometimes used as a term of reproach.
  • n. A piece; a fragment.
  • n. A cart-horse or draft-horse: a word of uncertain original meaning, applied also in provincial English to a cow.
  • n. The name of an insect.
  • n. A pig.
  • n. Swill for feeding pigs.
  • n. Short for brocket.
  • n. A cabbage.
  • n. A variant of brough.


Middle English brok, from Old English broc, of Celtic origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English broc, itself from a source akin to Irish broc, Welsh broch, Cornish brogh. (Wiktionary)



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  • Scots - rubbish, pieces.
    "His plan is a load o' brock."

    December 28, 2007